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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Cool, thanks! I'll start right away....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    This is an interesting idea - would you mind if I played around with it and tried to flesh it out? I'd post the results here on the forums, of course....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Fair enough, the range bands aren't useless outside of combat. But as the question kind of proves, having range bands provided without any real-world speed measurement is something of an issue. I can divide up a battlefield into range bands reasonably easily. Its much trickier to say how many range bands there are between Whitewall and Pneuma....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Ah, good old Racing Hare Method, using a combat abstraction to measure out-of-combat movement. Solid charm design! Snark aside, I'd guess that it's faster than an agata's 30 mph, yeah. My logic is as follows: Racing Hare Method lets you move 3 range bands a turn. Mountain Crossing Leap, on the other hand, lets you move up to four range bands a turn, and that lets you "cross a mountain range in minutes." I'd guess the narrowest mountain range that can actually be called a range rather than just "a couple of mountains next to each other" is about 50 miles across, that Mountain...
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Word of the devs is that they don't count as animals for the familiar charms, at least, and I would imagine that would extend to valid Lunar shapes as well....
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  • Here's a charm I came up with a little while ago.

    Strike-Defying Command
    Cost: 3m; Mins: Presence 4, Essence 1
    Type: Reflexive
    Keywords: Special
    Duration: Instant
    Prerequisite Charms: Tiger's Dread Symmetry

    With a shouted command, an appeal to sympathy, or simply a stern look, a Pillar of Heaven can stop her enemy's blow. Against a single attack, this charm allows the Solar to use a defense based on ([{Appearance, Charisma, or Manipulation} + Presence + specialty]/2), rather than Parry or Evasion (for purposes of any special effects based...
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  • Thanks for starting this thread, it's a good idea!

    I'm assuming that critique of the charms is welcome here as well. But if that wasn't the intent, feel free to ignore mine!



    I definitely like the overall effect. The one thing I'd suggest changing is bumping the minimum up to Craft 2, possibly even Craft 3. "Automatically recognized as a skilled crafter" seems to me like something that should require more than just novice-level crafting....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    While DrLoveMonkey's suggestion of an armored kraken is certainly classic, also consider a river dragon. Nothing says "gotcha!" quite like a giant crocodile!...
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    That's how I read it as working, yeah. Otherwise, the wording separating out the double 7s effect from the extra point of initiative is rather weird....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Personally, I wouldn't allow any raksha or other creatures of the Wyld to provide Cult. I think being able to channel worship into power that way is something better reserved for things the Primordials are ultimately responsible for....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    If the combatants' exact position on the battlefield isn't relevant, I'd still call for the Legendary Size creature to roll disengage. In that case, failing the disengage would mean, not that it failed to move away from its opponents, but rather that it failed to prevent them from keeping pace with it. When battlefield position does matter (e.g. the smaller fighters are defending a location and don't want to leave it), I think I'd rule that the Legendary Size creature can just auto-succeed on the disengage roll.

    Alternatively, another house rule could be that everyone contesting a...
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    For the range band issue, I'd probably describe extreme range as being "out of effective longbow range", not necessarily out of range altogether. So, once the target reached extreme range, I'd describe them as being behind too many trees, building, sand dunes, etc. for a bow shot to work. In situations where there was a lack of general cover and it would be totally implausible for someone to run far enough in a few turns to be out of range, I'd say that the terrain counted as difficult only for purposes of moving away from the ranged fighter. Thus, if someone was running away from an...
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Yes, fair enough, perhaps saying that every character should reveal their biggest Intimacies quickly is too broad. Still, I'd say that such guarded characters should be the exception, rather than the rule. Also, if a character is that guarded, it's probably reasonable to give them a Principle or something along the lines of "Revealing my true self is dangerous", which a player can reasonably guess at. Now, admittedly, such an Intimacy can be difficult to leverage, at least positively, but it's not impossible. Anyway, my overall point is, if the majority of the NPCs the ST puts in the...
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Oh, for sure. I feel that if, after a few minutes of conversation, the players don't have at least a solid guess at an NPC's Defining and probably Major Intimacies, you're not really playing them very effectively. You don't need to confirm an Intimacy to try to use it, confirming it is just playing it safe....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Yeah, that would definitely be a lot in a row. I'd be amenable to houseruling that one Read Intentions can uncover multiple Intimacies. Offhand, I'd let people uncover another Intimacy for every (Guile) successes they got. So if the farmer has Guile 2, and we roll 8 successes, that's all four Intimacies right there.



    I find that the best way to handle this is to try to think of the NPC as a person first, game mechanics second. The system can stand a fair bit of fudging, really. If you think of the farmer as having four Intimacies, it can get a bit confusing, yeah. Whereas...
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    "Never be surprised" is probably too meta, yeah, but I could see a paranoid character having a principle along the lines of "Letting my guard down is a betrayal of everyone who depends on me". It can be leveraged positively for things like this pretty easily, but I can think of lots of ways to leverage it against the character too, both socially and in terms of things like violating it, so I don't think it's unreasonable....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Personally, I find that social scenes work best when the rolls happen at a rate somewhere between what you've described: definitely not one every sentence, but also more frequently than once or twice an hour as well. I let an argument run its course, including reasonable supporting arguments, then roll the dice. A good rule of thumb is that once one side or the other starts repeating points, it's time to roll. I also use the Attribute you use to make the roll to estimate how long it takes: Appearance is the quickest one, usually only taking a few moments, since it's based on visuals and first...
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    I think they can - Join Battle is a mental action (since it's based on Wits, one of the mental attributes), and it's non-extended. I think the trickiest part would be arguing that Joining Battle counted as upholding a Principle. I would only permit that if the Principle was specifically about not being surprised, or winning fights, or maybe if it covered specifically fighting whoever you're Joining Battle against. But if you have a Principle of "My honor is my life!", and you're challenged to a duel over a matter of honor, I probably wouldn't allow channeling that on Join Battle, because...
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  • I'd suggest instead building Vision of Safe Passage something like Larceny's Master Plan Meditation, where you can roll the relevant pool ahead of time, acquire a number of points based on your successes, and then spend those points during the day's journey to ensure that certain events occur. If you want to keep Vision of Safe Passage's effect, the other effect could probably make a good charm that used it as a prereq....
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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    I'm not sure if you were responding to me, but I just wanted to note that I'm not advocating that all lies be modeled as Instill attempts. Rather, what I'm saying is that factual information requires sufficiently strong Intimacies to support them, and if that doesn't already exist, it will need to be Instilled. So if you're just trying to pass the guard at the Nexus docks, and saying "I'm just a humble trader, ma'am", you probably don't need to Instill anything, because she probably doesn't have any Intimacies that would run counter to that information. I also tend to assume that most...
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